BERLIN PORTRAITS

Portrait

When Ismar began his art training at Berlin’s St├Ądtische Kunstgewerbe- und Handwerkerschule, Charlottenberg, he thought he would be a portrait artist. His training at the Municipal School for Arts and Crafts lasted from 1928-1932. This drawing carries the date Juli 1931.

Unfortunately, non of the subjects of these drawings are identified. The gentleman below was a pianist. Perhaps Ismar met him when he painted scenery for a Jewish cabaret.

Portrait of a Pianist

Or he could have known him through the musical evenings that his uncle Ismar Freund hosted.

Portrait of a Pianist

Below, a photo of Ismar David’s uncle Ismar Freund, who later emigrated to Israel with his family.

Ismar Freund in Jerusalem

Portrait

Portrait

While at school in Berlin, Ismar lived with his aunt and uncle and 3 cousins Peter, Paul and Marianne. The young woman below may be Marianne, later known as Miriam.

Portrait

Below, a photo of Ismar Freund’s wife, Ismar David’s much beloved aunt Elise, who became virtually blind.

Aunt Lise

Portrait

Portrait

Portrait

Portrait

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